Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho)
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Monday evening that the Gilad Schalit
deal was a great achievement for Hamas, and that the Palestinian resistance
should act in the same way in the future.
In a televised speech,
Nasrallah praised Hamas’s decision to hold Schalit alive and well in Gaza for so
long and with such secrecy.
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The Hezbollah leader dismissed reports that
Hamas was planning to move its headquarters from Damascus to
“Hamas does not want to leave Syria and Damascus does not want
Hamas to leave,” Nasrallah said, according to Lebanese newspaper the Daily
The Hezbollah leader went on condemn Israel and said it was a major
threat in the Middle East, the paper said.
“The existence of the Israeli
state is a threat to all Arab countries… it is a purely Jewish, racist country,”
“The second threat is the US,” he said. “The [US] failed to
implement their project of the new Middle East and now they are attempting to
implement [this plan] again, one based on dividing the countries into mini
states according to race and sect… This is a threat to everyone [Christian,
Nasrallah also slammed certain radical Muslim groups
who “use killing as their only means [to change].”
The Hezbollah leader
stressed the importance of a Muslim-Christian alliance “to face the Israeli
threat and the threat of the US project in order for us to face radical